A Vibrant Reform Jewish Synagogue in Bergen County.

Temple Avodat Shalom

Serving northern New Jersey since 1952.

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2018 TAS END-OF-YEAR FUNDRAISING - Enriching TAS through OUR Tree of Life

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 9:42am -- marnilh

We are excited to announce this year's TAS END-OF-YEAR FUNDRAISING campaign is Etz Chayim, the "Tree of Life”. Please take a moment to view Cantor Maria Dubinsky’s beautiful artwork and think about the numerous ways in which your lives have been enriched by Temple Avodat Shalom.  I’d like to encourage you to rally in support of our synagogue amidst the challenging world we live in, so that our house of worship, learning, and community will continue to be there for us in our times of joy and need.  

Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class - Beginning November 28 at 7:00 pm

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:46pm -- marnilh

Dear Temple Avodat Shalom Members,

Cantor Dubinsky and Rabbi Jacobson are proud to announce a new learning opportunity for adults.  The course will run on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (beginning November 28) and will focus on:

• Hebrew reading and chanting - familiarity and fluency

• The meaning of Hebrew words

• Reaching a deeper understanding of the prayer book

• Torah chanting 

Jewish Federation Mitzvah Day - Sunday, November 18

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:53pm -- marnilh
Mitzvah Day is fast approaching and we need your help.
Plans are underway for Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's 21st annual Mitzvah Day which will be held on Sunday November 18 at 50 Eisenhower Drive in Paramus. Mark your calendar and join us for the morning (10-11:30 am) or afternoon (12:30–2:00pm) session. We will be having hands-on activities on Mitzvah Day for people of all ages which will include:
  • Making pet toys to be donated to local animal shelters.
  • Sorting and packing baby clothing to be sent to Israel.

A Message from the Rabbi -Put Away the Sword - An Elul Reflection

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:32pm -- marnilh

Put Away the Sword - An Elul Reflection

I grew up playing video games and I remember sliding the thick Nintendo cartridges into the 8-bit operating console that my parents bought my brother and me for Chanukah in 1987.  I loved adventures most - including Super Mario Brothers, each of the Castlevania games, and The Legend of Zelda.  Video games created a fantasy world that allowed me to feel powerful and heroic, even for just a fleeting moment so I could leap over pits, throw fireballs, and wield a morning star against Vampire Bats. 


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